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Hermann Eiselen Ph.D. Research Support Program

Since 2011 the doctoral programs at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) in Bonn and at the Food Security Center in Hohenheim (FSC) have been supported by the Foundation fiat panis in the area of food security and the fight against rural poverty. The promotion of doctoral students will improve the research and implementation capacity in the field of food security and poverty reduction in the medium term, in particular in developing countries and in relevant public sector bodies, science, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. The development of technological and institutional innovations for food security in countries with poor agricultural productivity and a high degree of food deficit and malnutrition are also promoted.

The funding program aims at a general problem in applied research with developing countries: the chronic underfunding of the research of qualified young scientists in the field of food security and rural development. It is explicitly underlined that the requested funding program does not include scholarships, but exclusively provides research funding for doctoral candidates who are selected as highly qualified and are already endowed with a scholarship.

In addition, the Foundation fiat panis supports a number of joint training courses between the Center for Development Research (ZEF) in Bonn and the Food Security Center (FSC) in Hohenheim on important, interdisciplinary qualifications: workshops on knowledge transfer, leadership skills, change management, research ethics and participation at the Food Security Colloquium on the occasion of the World Food Day at the University of Hohenheim.

Since the start in 2011 of the support of the ZEF Doctoral Study Program in Bonn and the doctoral program of the Food Security Center in Hohenheim by the Foundation fiat panis, more than 165 doctoral students have been supported. 132 of the doctoral theses are already successfully completed.

Completed dissertations of the Dr. Hermann Eiselen Ph.D. research support:

  • Rekowski, Azin, Quality impact of nitrogen in wheat grain properties and protein development for higher baking quality, 2022 Summary as View-PDF
  • Ghaziani, Shahin, Understanding and Addressing Food Loss and Waste: A Multidimensional Analysis of Wheat Loss and Bread Waste in Iran, 2023 Summary as View-PDF
  • Ahmed Abdalla, Transitions towards sustainable agriculture: The case of wheat-based production systems in Egypt, 2023 Summary as View-PDF
  • de Castro, André Bueno Rezende, The role of transaction costs in strengthening agricultural market linkages to achieve higher welfare in Tanzania, 2023 Summary as View-PDF
  • Abou-Rizk, Joana, Food and nutrition security and associated health aspects of Syrian refugee mothers and their offspring: A mixed-method study in Greater Beirut, Lebanon, 2023 Summary as View-PDF
  • Temitope Alex, Aloba, Effects of ensiling conditions on the nutritional quality of forage legumes and their impacts on rumen fermentation and nutrient utilization by cattle, 2023 Summary as View-PDF
  • Ebile, Pride Anya, The role of home gardens in mitigating food insecurity and dietary quality: The case of the Mbororo community in the Northwest Region of Cameroon, 2022 Summary as View-PDF
  • Imran Sajid, Options to improve irrigation efficiency and productivity under rotational delivery schedule, a bottom-up approach applied at canal Irrigation scheme in Pakistan, 2022 Summary as View-PDF
  • Agyepong, Edna, Displacement, ‘Land Scarcity’, and Processes of Societal Transformation - Social Constructions and Dynamics of `Land Access` around Ghanas Bui Dam, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Annan, Adjoa Tsetsewa, Quality Enhancement in Cocoa Production - a Study of the Cocoa Sector of Ghana, 2022 Summary as View-PDF
  • Alfonso, Galia Figueroa, Soviet tractors vs. oxen. Agroecology, agricultural policies and political discourse in Cuba, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Amondo, Emily Injete, Health and Welfare Implications of Climate Variability Evidence from Rural Uganda, 2022 Summary as View-PDF
  • Ocampo Sangalang, Stephanie, Improving children’s environmental health in Metro Manila, Philippines, through a school water, sanitation, and hygiene intervention, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Khongdee, Nuttapon , Adaption to rainfall and temperature variability through integration of mungbean in maize cropping, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Barajas, Elena Mendoza, Dedicated Innovation Systems for Local Sustainability Transformations in the Global South, 2022 Summary as View-PDF
  • Habtamu Demilew Yismaw, Smallholder adaptation through agroforestry: Agent-based simulation of climate and price variability in Ethiopia, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mekdim Dereje Regassa, Patterns of Urbanization and Economic Development. Evidence from household surveys in Ethiopia, 2022 Summary as View-PDF
  • Canon, Cesar, The hidden risk of conventional floodplain mapping. Diagnosis in Cali, Colombia, 2022 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kayani, Isaac Balume, Fertility and microbial functioning of soils of smallholder farming systems under contrasting tropical agro-ecologies, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Burbano-Figueroa, Oscar, Yield, productivity and technical gaps that limit the cotton agricultural production system in the Colombian Caribbean, 2022 Summary as View-PDF
  • Md. Fuad Hassan, Interlinkage between food prices and agricultural wages and implications for farm mechanization in Bangladesh, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Sariyev, Orkhan, An analysis of gender in intra-household decision-making as an important socio-economic factor in agriculture-nutrition linkages, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Bekele, Rahel Deribe, The Economics of Irrigation Systems in Ethiopia - Technological and Institutional Analysis, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Opata, John, Innovative propagation techniques in banana and plantain, 2020 Summary as View-PDF
  • Fetriyuna Fetriyuna, Ready-to-Use Food (RUF) from Composite Flour of Local Commodities in Banten Province, Indonesia for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Malnutrition in Children Under Five , 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Koomson, Eric, Benefits and trade–offs of legume–led crop rotations on crop performance and soil erosion at various scales in SW Kenya, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Tossapond Kewprasopsak, Behavioral economic impact on animal health surveillance system in Thailand, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kiatkamjon Intani, Sustainable postharvest processing of maize residues (Zea maysL.) into biochar for agricultural and environmental applications, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Bilhate Leta Chala, Valorizing by-products from primary coffee processing through anaerobic fermentation, 2020 Summary as View-PDF
  • Bakaze, Elyeza, Banana weevil borer (Cosmopolites sordidus): Plant defense responses and Control options, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Adong, Annet, Armed Conflicts and Forced Displacements: Incentives and Consequences on Consumption and Social Preferences, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mponela, Powell, Options for sustainable agricultural intensification in maize mixed farming systems: Explorative ex-ante assessment using multi-agent system simulation, 2021 Summary as View-PDF
  • Shrestha, Shova, Diagnosing and managing zinc and boron deficiencies in emerging crop production systems of Nepal, 2020 Summary as View-PDF
  • Germer, Aminata, Food habits and nutrition security in West Africa. Practices from Southwestern Burkina Faso, 2020 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kankwamba, Henry, Economic disruptions, markets and food security, 2020 Summary as View-PDF
  • Bustillos Ardaya, Alicia, Applying Disaster Risk Governance in Dynamic Environments. Case study Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Cho, Minjung, Institutional Assessment of Health Research Capacity in Uzbekistan, 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Nafi, Eeusha , Interactive Tillage & Crop Residue Management Effects on Soil Properties, Crop Nutrient Uptake & Yield in different weathered Ssoils of West Africa –Measurements, Modelling & Scenario Simulations, 2020 Summary as View-PDF
  • Orford, Rohan , A Study of Pasture Cropping as an Alternative Cropping System for Sub-Saharan Africa , 2020 Summary as View-PDF
  • Quispe Zúñiga, Melissa Roxana , Mining and small-scale farming in the Andes: Socio-environmental roots of land-use conflict, 2020 Summary as View-PDF
  • Nyang’au, Isaac Mbeche , Boundary Work and Agricultural Innovation Systems. Stakeholder Interaction and Learning using an example of Push-pull Technology in Ethiopia , 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kariuki, Lucy Wanjiru , Cultural food taboos, dietary pattern, consumption of nonfood items and the potential of underutilized vegetables in reducing micronutrient malnutrition in pregnant women in Kenya , 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Keflie, Tibebeselassie Seyoum , Nutrition and tuberculosis in Ethiopia: The role of vitamin D2derived from sun exposed oyster mushroom on the treatment outcomes of tuberculosis, 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Abtew, Wosene Gebreselassie , Characterization of Genetic Variation among Ethiopian Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Genotypes , 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Ludwig, Till, Consumption Choices. The effects of food production, markets and preferences on diets in India, 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mpanga Kwadwo, Isaac, Fertilization Strategies to Improve the Plant Growth-Promoting Potential of Microbial Bio-Effectors , 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mwingyine, Darius Tuonianuo, Emergent land commodification and intergenerational land relations in Northwestern Ghana, 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kamau, Juliet Wanjiku , Sustainability of organic and non-organic smallholder farms in Kenya, 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Jemal, Omarsherif Mohammed , The role of local agroforestry practices for enhancing food and nutrition security of smallholding farming households: The case of Yayu area, south-western Ethiopia, 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Agossou, Hernaude V. K. , Performance assessment of a bamboo-drip irrigation system - a contribution to water productivity improvement West Africa , 2018 Summary as View- PDF
  • Corredor, Bibiana Betancur , Agroforestry as a post-mining land-use approach for waste deposits in alluvial gold mining areas of Colombia , 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Andeltová, Lucie, Action-based and outcome-based payments for environmental services. An experimental auction for tree planting contracts in Kenya, 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Bukari, Kaderi Noagah, Farmer-herder relations in Ghana: Interplay of environmental change, conflict, cooperation and social networks, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Alvear, José Estuardo Jara , GIS-based sustainability assessment of decentralized rural electrification in the Amazon region - Case study Ecuador , 2017 Summary as View- PDF
  • Schwachula, Anna, Sustainable development in science policy-making. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s Policies for International Cooperation in Sustainability Research, 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Glauser, Marcos, Angaité’s Responses to Deforestation - Political ecology of the livelihood and land use strategies of an indigenous community from the Paraguayan Chaco, 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mandler, Andreas, Agricultural Expertise and Knowledge Practices among Individualized Farm Households in Tajikistan, 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Santos Matias, Denise Margaret, Sustainability of community forestry enterprises: indigenous wild honey gathering in the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve Palawan, Philippines, 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Lashkari-Bod, Abdullah, Functional larval-parasitoid biodiversity in apple orchards as benchmark for management intensity and potential instrument for ecological amelioration of Iranian apple production, 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Narjes, Manuel Ernesto, Theoretical analysis and preference modelling for the valuation of ecosystem services from native pollinators in selected Thai rural communities , 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Gonfa, Ashinie Bogale, Effects of alternate furrow irrigation on physiological response, agronomic performance and physio-chemical quality of tomato cultivars, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Assfaw, Tesfamicheal Wossen, Climate Variability, Social Capital and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Household Level Assessment of Potential Impacts and Adaptation Options , 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Siriwardane-de Zoysa, Rapti, Sambandam: Cooperation, Contestation, and Coastal Lifeworlds in Postwar Sri Lanka, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Falkenberg, Timo, Wastewater-Irrigated Urban Agriculture in the Context of WASH in Ahmedabad, India, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Okyere, Charles Yaw, Water Quality in Multipurpose Water Systems, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Outcomes in Ghana, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Benefoh, Daniel Tutu, Assessing land-use dynamics in a Ghanaian cocoa landscape, 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Ergashev, Alisher, Analysis of fruit and vegetable supply, demand, diet quality and nutrition in Uzbekistan, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Hasan, Mohammad Monirul, Investment in health within the agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene nexus for rural households in Bangladesh, 2018 Summary as View- PDF
  • Usman, Muhammed Abdella, Water, Sanitation and Agriculture. Linkages and Impacts on Health and Nutrition Outcomes in rural Ethiopia, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Rukundo, Emmanuel Nshakira, Effects of community-based health insurance on child health outcomes and utilisation of preventive health services. Evidence from rural south-western Uganda, 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Akhtar, Fazlullah, Water availability and demand analysis in the Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Gil, Juliana Dias Bernardes: Land Use Change, Agricultural Intensification and Low-Carbon Agricultural Practices in Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Traoré, Sékou Amadou: Contribution of cattle breeds to household livelihoods and food security in southern Mali, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kawo, Samuel Tuffa: Estimating grass productivity under different clipping frequencies and rainfall amount: implications for rangeland responses to climate change, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kurtz, Ditmar Bernardo: Management of excess standing biomass in Argentinean grasslands to increase grass and livestock productivity., 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Schulz, Karsten Alexander, Institutional Pathways to Transformative Climate Change Adaptation in Ghana, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Nero, Bertrand Festus, Urban green spaces enhance carbon sequestration and conserve biodiversity in cities of the Global South, case of Kumasi, Ghana, 2017 Summary as View- PDF
  • Musafiri, Ildephonse, The Determinants of Long-Term Growth in Smallholder Agriculture in Rwanda, An Intergenerational Analysis, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Graw, Valerie Annemarie Martine, Interlinkages of Land Degradation, Marginality and Land Use Cover Change in Kenya. Development of an interdisciplinary framework using remote sensing and GIS, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Qiu Chen, Biomass Energy Economics and Rural Livelihoods in Sichuan, China, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Adhikari, Narayan Prasad, Spatial variation of biomass energy supply and demand in rural Nepal, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kaewtapee, Chanwit, Evaluation of Amino Acid Digestibility Values of Protein Feedstuffs and Dietary Protein Content in Combination with Probiotic Supplementation in Growing Pigs, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Okumu, Willis, Meanings of violence and its impacts on the socio-political relations among the Turkana and Samburu of Baragoi, Northern Kenya, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Jiaxin Tan, Industrial water pollution in the Yellow River Delta of China: a communication interface approach, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Sonam Tashi, The prospects of organic farming in Bhutan, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Gessesse, Tigist Araya, Above- and belowground carbon stocks in semi-arid land-use systems under integrated watershed management in Gergera watershed, Ethiopia, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Belete, Tatek Woldu, Optimizing community-based breeding for indigenous goat breeds in Ethiopia, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Musyoki, Mary Kamaa, Impacts of the fungal bio-control agent Fusarium Oxysporum f.sp. strigae on plant beneficial microbial communities in the maize rhizosphere, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mburu, Samuel Kahumu, Incomes and Asset Poverty Dynamics and Child Health among Pastoralists in Northern Kenya, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Sophoanrith Ro, Potential of organic manures in rainfed lowland rice-based production systems on sandy soils of Cambodia, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Swaminathan, Divya Rajeswari, Agricultural transformation and indigenous communities - A case study of the Soliga Communities in the montane forests, Southern India, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kirui, Oliver Kiptoo, Economics of Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management and Poverty in Eastern Africa. The Extent, Drivers, Costs and Impacts, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kuusaana, Elias Danyi, Large-scale land acquisitions for agricultural investments in Ghana - implications for land markets and smallholder farmers, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Singh, Ruchika, Actors’, Ideas and Ideational Realm in Irrigation Management: The Case of Decentralization in Madhya Pradesh, India, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Njiraini, Georgina Wambui, Water Policy in South Africa. Effects, Impacts, and the Associated Transaction Costs in the Olifants Basin, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kihiu, Evelyne Nyathira, Pastoral Practices, Economics, and Institutions of Sustainable Rangeland Management in Kenya, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Muema, Esther Kathini, Abundance and diversity of total and nitrifying prokaryotes as influenced by biochemical quality of organic inputs, mineral nitrogen fertilizer and soil texture in tropical agro-ecosystems, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Udomkun, Patchimaporn, Increasing nutritional value of papaya (Carica papaya L.) by optimizing pretreatment and drying parameters, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Rakib, Muntaha, Gender-differentiated asset dynamics in Bangladesh: Individual adaptation and the potential for group based approaches in the context of climate change, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Khin Latt, Yadana, Effects of elevated soil temperature and altered precipitation patterns on N-cycling and production of N2O and CO2 in an agricultural soil, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kamanda, Josey Ondieki, Activating institutional innovations for hunger and poverty reduction: Potential of applied international agricultural research, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Manasboonphempool, Areeya, A microeconomic analysis of household forest plantation in the northern uplands of Vietnam: Contributions to payments for environmental services policy, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Gemenet, Dorcus Chepkesis, Towards understanding the genetics of tolerance to low soil phosphorus conditions in West African pearl millet, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Abu Hayat Md. Saiful Islam, Impact of Technological Innovation on the Poor. Integrated Aquaculture-Agriculture in Bangladesh, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Schachtsiek, Tilman, Exploring the potential of multipurpose tree species for revegetating abandoned cropping sites in the lower Amu Darya Basin, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Dörendahl, Esther Irene, Boundary Work for Collaborative Water Resources Management. Conceptual and Empirical Insights from a South African Case Study, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Guta, Dawit Diriba , Bio-Based Energy, Rural Livelihoods and Energy Security in Ethiopia, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Jin Zhang, Crop management options to reduce nitrogen pollution in Liangzihu lake basin, Central China, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Grüzmacher, Monica, Understanding ecological change through palm use and management, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kim, Elena, International Development and Research in Central Asia - Exploring the Knowledge-based Social Organization of Gender , 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Eshtawi, Tamer, Integrated hydrologic modeling as a key for sustainable development planning of urban water resources in the semi-arid watersheds of the Gaza Strip, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Baumgartner, Philipp W. M., The impacts of large-scale land-acquisition in East Africa on poverty reduction and the rural economy: Studies in Ethiopia and Uganda, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Tigabu Degu Getahun, Industrial Clustering, Firm Performance and Employee Welfare: Evidence from the Shoe and Flower Cluster in Ethiopia, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Viveros Añorve, José Luis, The Opportunity Cost of Financing Oportunidades. A General Equilibrium Assessment for Poverty Reduction in Mexico, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Girma Kelboro, Unraveling the Parks and People Dichotomy. Local Interests and Conflicts in Nech Sar National Park, Ethiopia, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Haoran Yang, Land Rental Market and Rural Economic Development: Evidence from Rural Chongqing, China, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Djanibekov, Utkur, Trees, crops, and rural livelihoods: Afforestation of marginal croplands in Uzbekistan, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Yi Zhang, Impacts of Rural-urban Migration on Demographic Transition, Human Capital Investment and Agricultural Productivity in China’s Rural Areas, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Simon, Michael, Resource Allocation for Health in Tanzania - Determinants and Development Implications, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Towett, Erick Kibet, Prediction of soil properties for agricultural and environmental applications from infrared and X-ray soil spectral properties, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Bati, Bekele Megersa, Climate change, cattle herd vulnerability and food insecurity: Adaptation through livestock diversification in the Borana pastoral system of Ethiopia, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mohammed, Hasen Yusuf, The influence of land use and cover changes on the pastoral rangeland systems of southern Ethiopia - How much woody cover is enough?, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Jati, Ignasius Radix Astadi Praptono, Improving the consumption pattern, dietary assessment tool, and food quality: An integrated approaches to enhance nutrition security in Indonesia, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mersha, Sintayehu Yigrem, Contribution of cattle and dairy products to smallholder farming systems, household income and nutrition in southern Ethiopia, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Ilukor, John, An analysis of institutional arrangement for providing animal health services: A theoretical framework and empirical evidence from Kenya and Uganda, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mounde, Lenard Gichana, Understanding the role of plant growth promoting bacteria on sorghum growth and biotic suppression of Striga infestation, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Navneet Kumar, Impacts of Climate Change and Land-use Change on the Water Resources of the Upper Kharun Catchment, Chhattisgarh, India, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Maksud Bahodirovich Bekchanov, Efficient water allocation and water conservation policy modeling in the Aral Sea Basin, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Boaz Shaban Waswa, Assessment of land degradation patterns in western Kenya: Implications for restoration and rehabilitation, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Akudugu, Jonas Ayaribilla , Organising and Implementing Local Economic Development Initiatives at the District level in Ghana , 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Shimeles, Damene Shiene, Effectiveness of soil and water conservation measures for land restoration in the Wello area, northern Ethiopian highlands, 2012 Summary as View- PDF
  • Beatrice Wambui Muriithi, Commercialization of Smallholder Horticultural Farming in Kenya. Poverty, Gender, and Institutional Arrangements, 2014 Summary as View-PDF


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